OnePlus One to continue receive Cyanogen updates in India

OnePlus One to continue receive Cyanogen updates in India

OnePlus today announced that its disputes with custom ROM maker Cyanogen has now been resolved and the cases, which Micromax had filed in December last year, have now been withdrawn through mutual consent. As a result the new development, the OnePlus One will continue to receive Cyanogen over-the-air (OTA) updates in India.

“OnePlus remains vindicated of the recent trials and tribulations that has surrounded the company due to legal tussle with Micromax over exclusivity on CyanogenOS,” OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal said, adding, “We are happy to confirm that all ‘OnePlus One’ users in India will continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around of the world.”

It took five months for the Shenzhen-based company to resolve its disputes with Cyanogen that came in news soon after the software company signed an exclusive deal with Micromax in December. The deal was constructed to offer the smartphone vendor exclusive rights for manufacturing and selling CyanogenOS-based smartphones in India.

To answer the exclusive deal between Cyanogen and Micromax, OnePlus announced its own OxygenOS ROM that started rolling out last month. The custom ROM is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and has some new features to take on Cyanogen OS 12.

It recently reported that Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster has ended its partnership with OnePlus to expand its business with adding new partners in the global markets.

However, a OnePlus spokesperson confirmed TechOne3 that the OnePlus One smartphone will continue to receive all future Cyanogen updates.

OnePlus launched the OnePlus One in India in December last year with partnering Amazon India. Though the smartphone was initially available through an invite-only system, the company recently announced its open-sale to clear stock before the arrival of the OnePlus Two.

With a starting price of Rs. 18,998, the OnePlus One offers a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,100mAh battery.

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